Aging relatives will require different levels of care as they lose certain abilities and become more dependent on caregivers. For family members, understanding care needs and what is involved with different levels of care is an important first step in coordinating a long-term care plan. In-home care agencies, like Live Free Home Health Care, are valuable resources for families. Specifically, we provide an assessment to determine care needs and then work with the patient or family to develop a plan for care, provide guidance along the way, and implement and monitor care and services. As industry experts, in-home care agencies know how to maximize available resources to assure that all needs are met, and that the care at home is safe, comfortable, and efficient.
Activities of daily living are often the first items of care that an elderly person will require. Traditionally, these include, but are not limited to:
- Personal hygiene
- Walking, transfers and repositioning
- Meal planning and preparation
- Housekeeping – cleaning/laundry
Other non-medical services that you may want to consider including in a care plan are companionship services, as well as respite services to provide relief and rest to the family caregiver. To learn more about coordinating care for an elderly loved one, click here.
At Live Free Home Health Care, serving the Lakes Region and Central New Hampshire, we have the experience, compassion, and patience necessary to help you and your family coordinate a successful and beneficial plan of care. Contact us today at 603-217-0149 to find out more.